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Stainless Steel Deficiencies and Fixes

Stainless Steel Deficiencies and Fixes

Following is a list of common deficiencies found in stainless steel work, likely causes and suggested fixes.

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Comparing Glass and Resin: Discussion of Glass

Comparing Glass and Resin: Discussion of Glass

You can’t cut tempered glass This statement is true and it has a big impact on work sequence, cost and quality. Glass is produced continuously in a ribbon up to 12’ wide and arrives from the glass plants in astonishingly large annealed sheets, often 20’ long or more.

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Stainless Steel Finishes and Fabrication

Stainless Steel Finishes and Fabrication

Two years ago I attended the opening of a 50-story “LEED Gold” office tower. After the mayor and officials left, a group of us walked the ground floor of the brand new building. Because we were all in the fabrication business, we couldn’t stop looking at the details.

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Comparing Glass and Resin: Curves, Texture, Colour

Comparing Glass and Resin: Curves, Texture, Colour

Comparing the coefficients of thermal expansion of glass and plastic In 1983 I made my first floating-letter sign. (Up to that point I was a martyr to the cause of fine woodworking and all my signage projects were hand carved from solid wood panels).

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Cost of Curvaceous Work

Cost of Curvaceous Work

The popularity of “blobitechture” as practised by Hadid, Gehry etc. has led to a rash of offshore façade and interior finish subcontracting, some successes and some very disappointing results.

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Comparing Glass and Resin: Material and Application

Comparing Glass and Resin: Material and Application

The following list summarizes the information provided above for the major categories of glass and plastics used in ICI construction and provides suggested applications for each.

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Comparing Glass, Plastic and Resin: Introduction

Comparing Glass, Plastic and Resin: Introduction

The properties and constraints of glass, plastic and resin are frequently misunderstood and as a result, these materials are frequently misapplied. In this series of articles I try to clear up the confusion.

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